August 23, 2001

I can’t believe it! Yesterday, at around 7, Kristina and I went to the park. We planned on running, because we hadn’t on Tuesday. We walked for about a minute or so, and then when we hit the first turn, we started running. And we didn’t stop for 1.5 miles! Or 18 minutes!

We started off going very slowly. Kristina is faster than I am, and I usually just try to go as fast as she does, but yesterday I made sure we went slowly. And after we had made it up the first long side, I turned to her and said “this is easy!” And she said, “I know, but I didn’t want to say anything and jinx it.” And we just kept running! We ran all the way up the second long side, which put us at 19 minutes total, and I guess we walked for a minute before we started running, so we ran 12 minute miles.

Yesterday we ran further and longer than we ever have, in our entire lives! It was amazing.

My shins hurt a bit afterwards, but I iced them and stretched, so I think they’ll be ok.